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RICHARDSON, John Meldrum (1930-2018)

RICHARDSON, John Meldrum (1930-2018)

John Richardson, auctioneer and licensed real estate agent was director and manager of the family business, H F Richardson and Co., originally founded by his grandfather Horace Frank Richardson in 1881.

Born on 24 April 1930, John was the son of Frank Evan Richardson (1895-1962) and his wife Charlotte Meldrum nee Dobie (1902-1937). He was was enrolled at Geelong College from 12 February 1936 to October 1946. His address at the time of enrolment was 17 Stephen St, Bareena (Newtown).

He founded the Victorian Lot Feeders Association and was National President of the Australian Lot Feeders Association. He was also a vice-President of the newly formed Stock and Station Agents Association of Victoria.

John Richardson died on 7 January 2018.

His brother, Peter 'Frank' Richardson (1931-1993), father, Frank Evan Richardson (1895-1962) and grandfather, Horace Frank Richardson (1854-1935) were also educated at Geelong College.

Sources: Geelong Business News August 2007 p24; Geelong Advertiser 30 July 2011 p37; Geelong Advertiser 22 Aug 2017: Herald Sun (Melb) 10 Jan 2018.
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